Commitment That Endures
In 1955, our founder, Albert G. Van Metre, began a business endeavor that would evolve into a family of companies. His meticulous nature and uncompromising ideals set him apart from other local developers, and his name quickly became synonymous with quality and craftsmanship.
The company is founded by Albert G. Van Metre who partners with B.B. Wills to build the first Van Metre Homes in Burke, Virginia.
The company ventures into investment properties with the construction and delivery of Fairfax Square Apartments.
Van Metre takes on a management role at the Saratoga Shopping Center, built by Guy Beatty, and begins its commercial business.
In its first large scale philanthropy effort, Van Metre organizes the Hospice Cup regatta. Now an annual tradition, it is the nation’s largest charity sailing regatta.
Van Metre enters into a joint venture with Intercoastal Mortgage Company.
In gratitude for the excellent treatment his son received at Children’s Hospital, Van Metre CEO Rick Rabil launches the annual Van Metre 5-Mile Run, an event that has garnered millions of dollars for Children’s Hospital.
Van Metre forms a joint venture with Walker/Dominion Title LLC, marking the official founding of Van Metre Financial.
Raspberry Falls, the first of many award-winning Van Metre golf courses, opens just moments from Leesburg, Virginia.
Beau Van Metre and Alison Van Metre Paley establish the Van Metre Family Foundation, Inc. benefiting education, the arts, veterans, people living in poverty, and animal welfare.
Owners created the Van Metre Companies Foundation in order to assist local nonprofits focused on needy children and teens, the homeless, as well as local animal shelters.
Van Metre Design+Build is established to help homeowners enlarge and customize their Van Metre homes.
Brian Davidson started working with Van Metre Homes as an entry-level accountant right out of college, and he takes great pride in the extensive experience he has gained as a “lifer” at the Van Metre Companies. With over 30 years' experience in the Washington, DC housing market, Brian is a member of various homebuilder associations in Virginia. He has served as the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) President and as the Life Director for HomeAid Northern Virginia.
Kevin Rabil joined Van Metre in 2012, and oversees the New Homes team. Prior to joining Van Metre, Kevin worked as a CPA for Ernst & Young. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he received his masters in accounting.
George is capping his five-decade career, during which he has overseen construction of more than 6,000 new homes, with 19 years of production leadership here at Van Metre Homes.
Tom brought 30 years of planned urban land development experience to the Lansdowne consortium development team’s formation in 2000. His current Van Metre responsibilities include acquisition, planning and land development for the new homes division. Tom serves on the Van Metre Companies Foundation Board, and is now in his 16th year as President of the Fauquier County Volunteer Fire and Rescue.
Mike joined Van Metre in 2017 and is responsible for directing the accounting and financial operations of Van Metre New Homes, BASE and Land. Prior to joining Van Metre, he was a Senior Manager for Ernst & Young LLP, one of the big four international public accounting firms, where he served for approximately 10 years in the Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction sectors, as well as the Financial Services and Government sectors. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated with bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of Delaware.
Mike has managed the development and construction of several single-family homes, townhomes, apartments, condominiums, multi-use projects, and tenant build outs throughout Northern Virginia. He started his career in the building industry in 2003 as an Assistant Construction Manager with The Christopher Companies, later becoming Project Manager. Mike is a graduate of Hampden Sydney College with a degree in History, was the 2016 NVBIA President, and the HomeAid Northern Virginia Board Vice President.
Jessica has been a critical component to Van Metre New Homes’ success over the past 13 years. She is now responsible for managing and communicating the day-to-day operations of the New Homes Division as well as the management of the Purchasing team. Working closely with core leadership over the years, she brings significant value and experience to Van Metre.
Christopher leads the seven-person Van Metre New Homes Architecture Team, which designs and permits all projects in-house. A Van Metre team member since 2005, he is licensed to practice Architecture in Maryland, Virginia & West Virginia. Christopher has practiced architecture for over 20 years in the Boston and Washington, DC, areas after receiving two degrees in Architecture from DC’s Catholic University of America.
Glenn joined Van Metre Homes in 2017 to oversee the marketing department, bringing more than 15 years of branding and marketing experience in both the B2B and B2C spaces. While working with a wide range of companies, he developed brand strategies, created lead generation and social engagement campaigns, produced digital experiences and managed accounts. Glenn most recently served as a consultant to firms in the real estate and the food and beverage industries.
Kathy, with more than 35 years new home sales experience, has led Van Metre’s new home sales team since 2015. Prior to that she was Director of Sales and Marketing for Ritz Carlton’s Residences in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore. She began her career as a DC market sales representative for Pulte Homes, ultimately rising to Pulte’s Mid-Atlantic Vice President of Sales and Marketing, responsible for thousands of sales and closings annually while managing over 300 sales managers in 10 different divisions. Kathy was instrumental in Pulte's acquisition and integration of Del Webb and has broad experience in the active adult market.
Paul joined Van Metre in 2016 and is responsible for providing actionable market research to the sales, marketing, and acquisition teams. Prior to joining Van Metre, he was a Senior Market Analyst at CoStar Group where he covered the Washington, D.C. apartment market. Paul is active in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and is pursuing a Master’s in Real Estate at Georgetown University.
As a homegrown business, perpetuating our founder’s legacy of local giving is both our responsibility and our pride. Today, we support many of the same local charities that were so important to Albert G. Van Metre, including Capital Hospice, Children’s National Medical Center, and HomeAid.
In our second generation of family ownership, we are a truly local developer whose reputation is grounded in honesty, strength, and loyalty. For us, these are foundational ideals that make us who we are — both as individuals, and as a family.
The highest honors we receive come from the people who live in our homes and put down roots in our neighborhoods. But across the years, we’ve been fortunate to be recognized by numerous organizations and award programs for our expertise in planning, developing and establishing thriving communities in the region our family calls home.